why do you use que sometimes and not others in yr examples

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Diane

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20 March 2018

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why do you use que sometimes and not others in yr examples

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Conjugate croire in Le Présent (present tense) -

Chris

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21 March 2018

21/03/18

Hi Diane,

you use "que" if what follows is a sentence i its own right. 

Je crois que tu m'as entendu. -- I believe (that) you heard me. Here "tu m'as entendu" is a sentence of its own, therefore "que is needed. 

Je crois en une vie après la mort -- I believe in a life after death. "Une vie après la mort" is not a complete sentence because it lacks a verb. Hence no "que".

This is not unlike in English, where you may use "that" if what follows is a sentence.

 

-- Chris (not a native speaker)

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